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Lorikeets return to Micke Grove Zoo April 30

Lorikeets return to Micke Grove Zoo April 30

LODI - Lorikeets!, a popular interactive exhibit of over 50 colorful parrots has returned to Micke Grove Zoo and will debut on Saturday, April 30. At the zoo, visitors can purchase a small cup of lorikeet "nectar", a specialized diet, then feed the inquisitive and gregarious birds.

Native to eastern Australia and some nearby islands, lorikeets, unlike typical seed-eating parrot species, are uniquely adapted to feed on nectar, pollen and soft fruits. They play a significant role in pollinating the many flowering plants that form the basis of their diet.

Lorikeets comprise over 50 unique species, eight of which are represented in the Micke Grove Zoo exhibit. The birds will remain at the zoo through September when they will return to their winter home in Florida. This is the third year that Lorikeets!

Easter Fun & Run 2011 set for April 23

Easter Fun & Run 2011 set for April 23

LODI - The Lodi Easter Fun and Run 2011 will take place on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine, at Lodi Lake, 1101 West Turner Road. The 5K run and walk will begin at 8:10 a.m. and the 1/4 mils kids (age 10 and under) will start at 9:15 a.m.

Registration on race day will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Divisions are divided up into different age groups: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+.

Awards will be given to runners who place 1st through 3rd in each division. Ribbons will be handed out to all kids who finish the 1/4 mile race. Teams will receive awards for 1st and 2nd place.

All participants are also invited to Bear Creek Church, located at 11171 North Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi, for an "All You Can Eat Pancakes" breakfast from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. All registered participants will receive pancake breakfast.

Aiming for fun: Lodi business offers free laser tag demo

Aiming for fun: Lodi business offers free laser tag demo

Aiming for fun: Lodi business offers free laser tag demo
Lodi News-Sentinel
A new laser tag company in Lodi will hold an outdoor demonstration tonight and Saturday afternoon where kids and parents can try their hands at shooting lasers. The mobile company, Battle Zone Outdoor, plans to bring laser tag to kids' birthday parties ...

2011 Miss San Joaquin County to be crowned Jan. 22

2011 Miss San Joaquin County to be crowned Jan. 22

STOCKTON - A new Miss San Joaquin County queen will be crowned on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Cesar Chavez High School located at 2929 Windjammer Lane in Stockton. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Lodi Sikh Temple celebrates 'LOHRI' festival

Lodi Sikh Temple celebrates 'LOHRI' festival

LODI - The Lodi Sikh Temple, located at 12098 North West Lane, will host "LOHRI," the festival of fire on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The festival, a cultural and traditional event commemorating the new year, is celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajistan in India. Revelers gather around the fire and distribute sweets while singing traditional songs. The event also marks the start of longer daylight until April.

Call (209) 629-5415 or (209) 403-9276 for more information about the celebration.